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Engineering: Getting Started

This subject guide covers resources available at the UM Libraries for locating information in Engineering. We are here to make sure that you are getting the help you need with library resources, databases, searches, training and instruction.

Finding Background Information/ Understanding Your Topic

After choosing a specific topic, you will need to locate introductory sources that give basic background information about the subject. Understanding background information at the beginning of your research is important if you are unfamiliar with the subject area. The sources will help you to learn more about the topic.

Printed Dictionaries & Encylopedias

Electronic Dictionaries & Encylopedias